Shopping for Seeds

Are you ordering seeds this year? If you haven’t done so and are not sure which catalog(s) have what you want, have no fear: someone has created a search engine for seeds! You can shop and even compare prices with this site:

Pick A Carrot is a customized search engine that helps farmers and gardeners search and compare varieties of seeds from dozens of catalogs. The site features a dedicated search tool that focuses on organic seeds. The service is free to users.

(Thanks to EMGV Lise Jenkins for sharing this information. No endorsement of products or services is implied by this post.)

Educational Opportunities, week of August 11, 2014

Getting Dirty with Durham County Master Gardeners Radio Show  – Broadcasts Tuesdays at 2:00 pm on WCOM 103.5  Can be heard live or replayed any time at
August 12 – Now is the time to start thinking about saving seeds for next season.  The Enthusiastic Gardener, Charles Murphy, is back and in the mood to build something.  Our host, Harold Johnson, will explore gardening from the ground up with Dr. Nicolette Cagle, soil ecologist from Duke University.

Cover Crops and Crop Rotation

Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am 

Where: Durham County Cooperative Extension, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC

Cover crops help improve the soil & prevent weds fro establishing in between crops. Cover crops solar charge & improve your soil. Need to give your soil a rest for the season, plant a cover crop & reap the benefits. Class is free/registration is required. 919-560-0525

Seed Harvesting and Saving Workshop

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 3:00pm – 5:00pm 

Where: Durham County Public Library, South Regional Branch, 4505 South Alston Ave., Durham, NC

Come learn how to save & store seeds from this year’s produce for next year’s garden. Hands-on demosnstration. Presented by Sara Smith, Durham County Extension Master Gardener. Class is free. Registration is required 919-560-7410